Gun violence is up more than 60% compared with this time last year, according to Baltimore police, with 32 shootings over Memorial Day weekend. May has been the most violent month the city has seen in 15 years.
In Milwaukee, homicides were up 180% by May 17 over the same period the previous year. Through April, shootings in St. Louis were up 39%, robberies 43%, and homicides 25%.
She lists other cities with rising crime rates. Click thru and read the extent of it. Then she blames anti-cop messages from the media, Obama Administration, and some state and local governments. This seems plausible. The elites are pushing to slash incarceration rates (in spite of recidivism rate data) and state governments, partly due to financial woes, have already begun locking up fewer people starting about 6 years ago. But the reversal in crime rates in the most pathological cities happened so suddenly it must be a reaction to the rhetoric and legal threats to cops flowing from elite and media reaction to Ferguson and Baltimore. The cops are intimidated and fear prosecution for how they have to deal with dangerous people. The criminals are emboldened.
The upside: Some people will be enlightened by the resulting crime wave. Our elites have accidentally or intentionally initiated an experiment that causes a big pull-back by police and have intentionally initiated an experiment to reduce incarceration rates. The results will be educational.
Do not become a victim of the experiment. Think about how this impacts you personally and how it impacts friends and family. Become more careful about where you choose to live and where you choose to visit. Do not put your life at risk.
Update:Click thru to see 10 cities where you shouldn't live. The only surprise for me was Little Rock, Arkansas. Didn't know it was that violent.
Nationwide, 368 violent crimes were reported for every 100,000 people in 2013. Such crimes include murder, rape, aggravated assault, and robbery. In America’s 10 most dangerous cities, there were more than 1,300 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.
If you read this blog I'm going to guess you live in a relatively low crime area that is below the national average. Why do I guess that? I expect my readers are better educated than the average American and have the sense to choose to live in better neighborhoods.
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